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June 9, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering June 3 to June 10, was compiled with supp…

Female fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) carry their weapons as they walk in the western countryside of Ras al-Ain January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi

November 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Noose Tightens on the Assad Regime

The demise of the Assad regime in Syria is inevitable, as the French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said recently. The first Arab leader to call upon Assad to step down is King Abdullah of Jordan, who…

March 29, 2017

France
Presidential Elections in France: Results and Consequences

Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with …

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July 7, 2016

China
Podcast: China’s Offensive in Europe

In this week’s Asia Unbound podcast I speak with Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, about his new book with Alain Sepulchre, China’s Offensive in Europe. Le Corre is a k…

Podcast China's Offensive in Europe

December 10, 2014

Russia
Where Is Putin Leading Russia?

President Vladimir Putin has failed to deliver a coherent response to Russia’s economic challenges while continuing to feed concerns about his intentions in Ukraine, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

May 16, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Friends, Libya’s Military, and Iran’s Negotiations

Significant Developments Syria. The Friends of Syria group met in London yesterday and issued a communique that denounced Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s plan to hold elections on June 3 and agre…

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi pauses during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 27, 2014 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

July 18, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Post-Coup Government and Other Regional Developments

Significant Developments Egypt. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met senior pro-Morsi figures during her visit to Cairo yesterday. Ashton’s meetings included former premier Hisha…

Egypt's interim president Adli Mansour (R) speaks with U.S. deputy secretary of state William Burns at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, July 15, 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Dalsh).

January 8, 2003

United States
Brazil is the Fulcrum: Independent Task Force Urges President Bush Quickly Recast U.S. Policy Towards Brazil

February 12, 2001 - With growing fears regarding the international economy, with Colombia on the edge of further chaos, and with the Summit of the Americas approaching in April and trade disputes bet…

November 18, 2012

Israel
Voices From the Region: Israel, Hamas, Syria, Saudi Arabia

“This is a real declaration of war. The enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime and will regret the moment it thought of perpetrating it.” – Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, in response to th…

Ahmed Al-Jaabari, chief of the armed wing of Hamas, escorting Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on October 18, 2011 (Farid/Courtesy Reuters).